Premier golf resorts in South Pacific added to worldwide portfolio
ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Marriott Golf, the Global Golf Division of Marriott International, Inc., has added two new resort golf facilities in the South Pacific region to its premier collection of worldwide managed properties.
The Denarau Fiji Golf and Racquet Club, near Nadi, Fiji, and the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa, in Bourail, New Caledonia (pictured above) have joined Marriott Golf’s managed property portfolio. This expansion comes on the heels of Marriott International, Inc.’s acquisition and integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and creating the world’s largest hospitality company.
Recognized as a “must play” venue in Fiji, The Denarau Golf & Racquet Club features an 18-hole championship golf course, which offers spectacular views of the South Pacific Ocean. With water hazards in play on 15 of its 18 holes, the 7,150-yard design offers a fun and challenging layout for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The golf course hosts play from The Westin Denarau Fiji Resort, the Sheraton Fiji Resort, and Sheraton Villas Resort, as well as other local resorts and residential members.
In one of the world’s most stunning natural settings, The Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa is home to the first Dye Design golf course in the Oceania region, a 7,302-yard championship layout. Built within a wonderfully preserved “domaine” of island property, the golf course borders crystal-clear lagoon water and a serene forest, offering an exotic setting to experience a round with friends or family. As a French overseas territory, New Caledonia offers a special blend of first class hospitality and cuisine.
“Fiji and New Caledonia are truly unique island environments, worthy of a special trip to experience an amazing region of the planet,” said Jim Keane, senior director, Golf Operations & Development Planning, Marriott International, Inc. “With high quality golf, resort amenities, and the incredible hospitality in these locations, it’s a real change of pace for today’s traveler.”
To fall in line with Marriott’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the Company plans to pursue certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, and any future eco-friendly programs adopted by Marriott Golf.
Marriott International’s expanded portfolio now includes 30 leading hotel brands, establishing a new global standard for unrivaled travel experiences. The new company operates or franchises more than 6,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in over 122 countries.
Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programs are the most recognized and awarded loyalty programs in hospitality, with over 100 million members combined. Today, golfing travelers will have additional opportunities to earn and redeem rewards points for their golfing experiences around the globe.
Marriott Golf manages 55 courses in 15 countries across five continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy.
Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises.
For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.
Jared Minski, ([email protected]),Mastro Communications, Inc., 732-469-5700